This year for the Out to Lunch Festival we’ve got together with the Black Box to adapt three of our regular nights that are normally for over 18s and adapt them for a family audience. So for three Saturday afternoons in a row we’ll be taking over the Green Room for an All Ages Out To Lunch. Not-So-Midweek Magic Club […]
In the final stages of planning we will be running this tour regularly from January 2016. First as part of the Out to Lunch Festival we will be running a one off mash up tour with our friends at Belfast Food Tours which will be a Food & Street Art Tour, (for those who like both). Then we’ll be running the tour every fortnight from the 31st January with tickets price £8 on sale from the Black Box website right now.
Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of tours that will show you the murals of the conflict. But what about now? Where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us?
Like Berlin and Bethlehem, also famous for their walls, Belfast has become a place where street art has flourished, were artists from around the world have come to paint.
Devised and led by the local artists who have driven the scene in the last few years this is an 90 minute, gently paced guide to the ever changing face of street art in the Cathedral Quarter.
When we did a test run of the tour one of the attendees wrote a blog about it which you can read here
Tickets for all the above are on sale now via the Black Box website.
If you would like to commission a tour outside the usual times please email email@example.com
A Faculty Lecture with Belfast Food Tours especially for Out to Lunch, we’ve asked Lisburn Road butcher and local legend Michael McCormick to take us step by step, nose to tail, through an entire lamb. We’ll have a full carcass on stage and Michael will take us step by step through the animal, not just showing us how it’s broken […]
It’s been a while since our last Secret Cabaret, an occasional moving montage of mirth, music and marvel, but our plan for 2016 is to do them every other month and we’re starting off with an Out to Lunch Special. The venue’s a secret. The line-up is a secret. It’s a pot luck of performance art. Why not give yourself over to […]
The Faculty is for people who want to keep learning. It’s a loose umbrella of events and courses for people who want to expand their horizons and learn new skills. Our new partnership with Blick Studios and Infinite Jest is only a few months old but most of our events are selling out. It seems that just because you’ve left […]
Two years ago now I was asked to contribute to a panel about the future of collaboration in 2050. I did it a bit last minute and as a result was a little long so I never blogged it, but as time has gone on I keep coming back to the ideas in it. Basically despite all the funding cuts […]
This lunchtime we will be part of a rally for the arts at Stormont. Our blog history is full of things rants about cuts to the arts but the briefing doc that the organisers have prepared is a perfect one stop shop for facts on what’s wrong and what’s needed from our politicians in the coming years. Briefing Document Stormont […]
So there have been rumblings but not a revolution. The arts has received an in year cut of 7% and the mood in the sector is one of resignation. People in receipt of ACNI grants have been diplomatic but the facts are this cut, this one in particular is a direct ideological assault on the sector directed by the DCAL […]
Thirty walls, thirty artists, two days… Over the next three weeks Hit the North with Beck’s will transform the streets of the Cathedral Quarter with street art, music and more. Over the past three years, Hit the North has been transforming the Cathedral Quarter with work by some of the finest street artists from Ireland north and south, the […]
It’s been a year since I wrote a wee blog about how the Single Transferable Voting system works and now it’s time for another election. This time unfortunately we’re stuck with the ridiculous first past the post system, a system which leaves most people in the country feeling helpless because most seats in Northern Ireland are considered safe. I did […]
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